How to cut a plinth into an inner or outer corner?
If you decide to use a clerical knife in order to cut the skirting boards, make sure that it is well sharpened.
The most popular tool for cutting off plastic skirting boards is a utility knife. Make sure that the clerical knife, which you plan to saw off, is very well sharpened. Since the structure of the skirting board, characterized by a high level of strength and rigidity, requires the application of great forces at the time of sawing. And the porous structure of the skirting board, when cutting it with a blunt blade or a hacksaw with large teeth, you risk making the cut wrinkled and uneven or even completely breaking the skirting board. In the event that a clerical knife is not at hand, you can use a well-sharpened kitchen knife instead. He will allow you to do a good job. In order to smoothly cut the corner of the wooden plinth, it is recommended to use an electric jigsaw, which, due to its structure, can change the angle of inclination and in no way spoil the baguette. You will not find a single burr on the mowing line.
Tools needed to prepare and glue the skirting board
As you know, no room can boast of ideal evenness in the ratio of the angles between the walls and the ceiling. Therefore, it is necessary to carry out measurements and saw off the corners of the plinth with your own hands, with the introduction of a minimum number of tools. Such as:
- Simple pencil;
- Stationery knife;
- Glue moment, express.
Cut out the inner corner for the skirting board
First, you should decide in which direction the parts of the skirting board will be glued. The most correct is the beginning of work from one of the corners of the room. For the premiere corner, choose the one that is not in sight. For example, the one that is located near, and not opposite the entrance. This will allow you to slightly hide the Possible disadvantages of the first corner in your life. And from it it will be possible to diverge in different directions, drives the elements of the ceiling plinth, one after another, and so on until the next corner.
Scheme for trimming the inner corner of the ceiling plinth.
Having decided on the place to start work, we will organize a comfortable workplace for ourselves. What is determined by the need to move a high chair to the corner or, even more convenient, a table from which it will be comfortable for you to try on and glue the corner, and behind it a flat plinth. Plus, organizes a place on the floor where you can conveniently and easily saw off parts of the baseboard and stick express glue on it.
After the preparatory work, you can proceed to directly designing the selected corner. To do this, we take an element of the plinth, which will play the role of the right side of the corner being created, and apply it to the joint, so that its left end part is tightly pressed against the inner corner. Along the mowing line where it joins the ceiling, draw a line with a simple pencil. After that, putting this plinth aside, do not forget that it will be glued to this particular wing of the corner.
After trimming the corners, check the fit and alignment accuracy.
We take the second part. the left side, and try on the end side in the same way, firmly pressed it into the inner corner. And along it we also mark out the line of the connection with the ceiling. On which, after removing this skirting board, there should appear two perpendicularly located to each other and crossed lines. The point of their intersection is the most important for us. It will need to be marked one by one directly on the parts that fold into a corner. On the right, one of them should be drawn, with the introduction of a ruler and a simple pencil, a line connecting the resulting mark with the extreme angle of the opposite side of the plinth. Along this line, cut the corner so that the cut is uniform, that is, both the front and rear walls of the plinth will be cut off.
On the second part of the inner corner, on the left, you also need to draw a fishing line connecting the intersection point of the lines transferred from the ceiling, along which you will need to cut off the corner, which will slightly differ from that on the right side. The difference is that it must be done by slightly tilting the incision angle. That is, the back side of the skirting board should remain in its original volume. After both pieces are cut according to your marks, do not rush to use the glue. First, it is best to apply the resulting parts to the corner dry. This will allow, on occasion, to eliminate some defects, if any. They can be easily corrected by aligning the sides of the joint on the plinth elements that are combined in the corner.
Ceiling skirting boards are made from different materials. When choosing, the buyer is guided by his requirements.
The plinth is divided into ceiling and floor. From the name it is clear that the ceiling is used as fillets, serving to decorate the junction between the wall and the ceiling, and the floor one decorates the place where the wall and floor meet. Both the one and the other type of skirting boards are now very popular among those who are under construction or are renovating the interior of rooms. The secret of popularity is simple. this is the most convenient way to get rid of shortcomings in the interior decoration of the premises. over, the skirting board is made of a very light material, polystyrene, which has no way of causing any harm to human health. And, most importantly for those who prefer to do everything with their own hands, a person can easily mount a ceiling plinth to the ceiling or the upper parts of the walls. At the same time, a small amount of money is spent on the production of polystyrene skirting boards, which affects its very inexpensive market value. Its cost is charged for one running meter, which is on average 30-40 rubles.
As a rule, there are no problems with joining ceiling plinths. Because the skirting boards, which are sold in small elements. one meter, one and a half or two meters, have perfectly flat edges, which are tightly pressed against each other, and when using glue, the occurrence of gaps between them is completely excluded.
Scheme of joining the ceiling plinth in the corners.
Slowdown mostly happens when it comes to cutting corners. From the first time and by eye, only a highly qualified specialist with many years of experience can cut the correct outer or inner corner. And the amateur who has undertaken such work for the first time will spend more than one time and cut more than one m of the plinth before reaching the desired result. When measuring internal or external, you need to act “by eye” tactics, since the attachment of the plinth to the surface of the ceiling or wall is made at an angle of 38 to 45 degrees. Therefore, cut evenly and glued to the joint, inner corner or outer corner, becomes the result of meticulous measurements, calculations and sawing off. Here is how the popular building principle works nowhere. measure seven times, cut once.
How to die out and correctly cut the inner or outer corner of the baseboard
There are, however, several options for measuring and cutting a right angle into which the plinth should be folded. The first option is to use a tool in this process, which is actively used by a locksmith. this is a construction miter box. With its help, you can quickly and evenly cut angles at an angle, which fold into the corner of the junction of two walls.
When trimming skirting boards, special attention should be paid to the edges of fillet shelves, which can have different thicknesses.
You just need to correctly insert the plinth into the tool and, using a clerical knife, evenly cut the required angle from the correct end of the plinth. But this, at first glance, very easy way to cut corners, which would seem to consist only in acquiring a miter box and correctly inserting a plinth into it, has its pitfalls. The fact is that the angle, plinth, cut at an angle of 45 degrees, namely, these are cut with the introduction of a miter box, will be suitable only in those rooms in which the walls, ceiling and floor are located strictly perpendicular to each other. The miter box will help to make the cut exceptionally smooth and precise.
Cutting the inner and outer corners of the skirting board
All complex construction work eventually comes to an end and smoothly flows into the stage of external and internal decorative finishing of the constructed building. Considering the interior decoration of a house or apartment, attention is primarily drawn to the walls, floor and ceiling. With regards to the walls, it should be noted that the most convenient option would be the traditional pasting with wallpaper, which can also be used when decorating the ceiling, now it is very common. If it seems difficult to pick up the wallpaper, or if there is a desire to build something grandiose, then experts will be able to help you by Plastering the inner surface of the walls and ceiling, which is subsequently brought to an extremely smooth and even state and subjected to staining, and, if desired, painting. There is the option of installing suspended ceilings, rack or stretch.
After you have installed the floor or ceiling, the final stage is the installation of the skirting boards, which helps to hide the joints.
In any case, with the correct and responsible approach to business, ceilings and walls will look beautiful and neat. And everything seems to be ready, but something is missing. The resulting picture looks unfinished because the joints between the walls and the ceiling are NOT finished.
Fillets are also called decorative skirting boards, which allow you to close the gaps between the ceiling and the wall.
How to make the inner and outer corner of the ceiling plinth with your own hands?
In general, in order to make a beautiful inner or outer corner from a plinth with your own hands, you need to be patient and building material. Proceeding from the fact that almost all rooms of any house or apartment have internal corners, the description of the progress of work should begin with the example of this particular type of corners.
Outer corner of the skirting board
The outer and outer corners do not differ in the complexity of the setting. The main thing is to learn how to properly cut the baseboards.
Although rare, the outer corners in some rooms are still found. In corridors and walk-through rooms, for example, you can find an outer corner. In order to cut it with your own hands, it is necessary, again, in turn, to mark out along the outer edges of the plinth, applied to the outer corner, two mowing lines, intersecting at the point of joining of the baguettes. The intersection point must be transferred to each of the used baguettes. The corners, again, need to be cut in different ways. The left one should be cut evenly, at about a 45 degree angle. And it ran parallel to the front and back of the baguette. On the right side of the corner to be created, cut off only the back wall of the baguette. Before the cut out parts of the corner are put on glue, it is important to re-attach dry baguettes to the junction of the walls and ceiling in order to eliminate unnecessary worries and problems associated with redoing the entire corner.
The work associated with gluing the ceiling plinth, especially when done independently, requires a good concentration of attention, perseverance and dedication. Which will NOT allow you to abandon the realization of your goal, if you spend an entire hour in one corner, or even more than one. If you are NOT confident in your abilities, I don’t regret the money and contact the specialists who will quickly and efficiently cope with the task. After all, it is better to pay extra for the service than pay for the alteration later.
Corner trimming tools for skirting boards
Initially, you should decide what exactly to cut. If this is a light material. polystyrene, for example, polyurethane, etc., then a clerical or well-sharpened knife will do. But the most versatile tool for cutting curbs from any material is a metal hacksaw. She cut almost everything, smoothly and quickly.
A ruler and a chalk or pencil will also come in handy, and when manually cutting a plinth, an angular ruler is required.
How to cut corners on skirting boards
The ceiling plinth gives an aesthetic appearance to the room after renovation. It hides all minor construction defects, gaps and crevices. Since it runs along the entire perimeter of the room, you need to be able to dock it at the corners. It is not difficult and is done in a few simple ways.
How to cut the correct corner of the ceiling plinth with your own hands
You only need to cut corners on baguettes at an angle of forty-five degrees, which will help to combine both the outer and inner parts of the material. This can be done either through a slotted tray or in its absence by applying the necessary markings on the ceiling or on paper.
To join the fillets with a decorative corner, you need to place the corner exactly in the center between the walls to the ceiling. Attach to it on both sides of the plinth and cut them a little with a clerical knife until they perfectly fit together.
The problem is that the standard sizes of such corners do not always fit the size of the curb, in which case it is better to cut the corner yourself.
How to cut a baguette in the corner of a wall using a machine
The miter box is a U-shaped tray with sides, in which slots are made for the cutting tool. There can be three or more slots, depending on its purpose. The slots are made in such a way as to cut parts from 15 to 135 degrees. In this case, I am interested in a simple tool with a minimum set of slots for cutting at angles of 45-90 degrees.
The tray provides a ready-made template for cutting at different angles. It can be used to trim both internal and external protrusions. In its absence, you can make it yourself. This will require four planks, even and preferably smooth. Knock the tray out of them and proceed to the holes for cutting. Their tents at 45-90 degrees, cut with a thick cutting object or circular saw.
- The ceiling plinth is applied and cut on the middle inside of the tray.
- The baguette is installed in the same way as it is planned for fixing to the ceiling.
- Cutting the workpiece should only be at 90 degrees.
- The side that will be glued to the ceiling should be firmly pressed against the bottom of the tray during operation.
- The border is cut here strictly on the front side.
- For each material from which the skirting board is made, you need to choose the right cutting tool.
- It is best to start cutting fillets from the inner corner, otherwise the part may turn out to be shorter and DO NOT fill the entire length of the ceiling.
How to make an outer corner
Just as the mowing lines were outlined for cutting the inner corners, the outer corners must be done. Attach the planks to the wall at the protruding corner. On the ceiling of the tent, there is a line along the length of one baguette, then a line along the other. You will get the intersection point, which should be marked on the upper parts of the skirting board. Draw a line from it to the lower edge of the workpiece (make two sides in this way).
Then work with the marked fishing line of the outer corner of the baguette as follows:
- Place the workpiece in the tray, press it firmly against the front wall of the device and hold it with your hand during operation.
- Set the cutting tool at 45 degrees to the workpiece and carefully cut off the corner.
- Install the counter plinth in the same way, pressed against the front wall of the device.
- Cut at 45 degrees, but in such a way that the angle is directly opposite to the already cut.
After all the corners are cut off, it is required to dock the fillets together, checking for defects in the work. If there are any, remove them by carefully cutting with a knife. As for wooden curbs, the unevenness on them must be removed with a file.
Before starting work, you should prepare the material with which you will have to work. Fillets are made of:
Based on this, you need to prepare the tools. Depending on the material, a device is selected, which will easily cut off the part. Also, there should be glue for attaching the skirting board and a sealant to mask minor defects.
There is also special fittings for decorating corners. they are attached to the joints at the corners. Its benefit is that it can hide some irregularities in work.
How to make an inner corner
- Press the fillet to the inner corner in the way it will be glued.
- With a pencil, draw the fishing line along the upper edge of the part (on the ceiling) towards the corner. Next, take the second one and press it in the same way to the second side of the wall.
- Draw the line with a pencil in the same direction towards the corner. As a result, you get the intersection of two lines on the ceiling.
- Then, reattach the skirting board on one side in the same way and mark the intersection of the lines on it. Do the same with the second baguette.
In total, if you draw the line from the mark at the bottom edge of the fillet, you get a flat line at an angle of 45 degrees.
To correctly cut the inner corner of the ceiling molding, follow these steps:
- Transfer the workpiece to the device in the same position as it will be attached to the surface and press it very tightly against the back of the tool.
- The hacksaw will be placed in a slot at 45 degrees to the workpiece, which must be held by hand during work, so that it does not shift.
- Carefully cut the baguette, I control the pressure of the tool so as NOT to damage anything.
- Another piece of the skirting board should also be installed against the back of the device, also firmly pressed and held during operation, avoiding displacement.
- Install the hacksaw at 45 degrees to the workpiece so that it is opposite to the first cut border.
- Cut off. Ready!
It is imperative to cut off the plinth from the front side of the product so that the line turns out to be even and clear.
How to trim corners on curbs without a machine
The device for trimming ceiling corners is suitable under the condition of flat walls, which are located perpendicular to each other and to the ceiling. Otherwise, this unit will not help in any way and the angles will have to be adjusted manually. How to do it?
In the same way, as described above, mark the cutting line for cutting, trying on the plinth to the ceiling. Then, carefully cut them off on a flat surface with a hacksaw, as far as possible, we join them to It is necessary to protrude and trim the flaws. Careful fit will help you cut corners most clearly.
You can draw a diagram of the angle on paper (if it is perfectly straight), using a square, measure the cutting line of the cut along it and cut them evenly along it.
You can also measure the width of the fillet, use a ruler to set aside this value at the bottom of the plank and connect the protruding corner with the marked point with a straight line. Do the same on both opposite planks.
Then dock and see the result: if there are no gaps and everything is cut out clearly, you can glue it. If there are any flaws, the seam turns out to be imperfect. you need to adjust it with a sharp knife, cutting off the excess.
If you use These simple rules and pay attention to the tips, you can independently, without the help of specialists, figure out how to properly cut a corner on the ceiling plinths. It won’t work the first time, you need to practice on the short details first. Since nothing can be hidden on the ceiling, how can you do this on the floor, you need to cut it out carefully, more often I try on the product to the place of further gluing.
The ceiling plinth completes the completeness of the picture of the room after renovation, gives it neatness and should harmoniously fit into the design of the future room.
How to cut a corner of a ceiling plinth the first time
Ceiling plinth is used when it is necessary to hide flaws in the border zone between the ceiling and the wall, as well as to give the interior some completeness.
Making repairs in your home, sooner or later, you will have to face this difficult problem. How to cut a corner of a skirting board the first time? You will find a solution to this current problem in this article.
Using a miter box
Typically, most modern living spaces have room angles of 90 degrees. Based on this, the trimming of the skirting board must be done 90 or 45 degrees. To correctly carry out the trimming, you need a tool called “miter box”. suitable cuts have already been made there.
You should also prepare the following materials in advance:
- Stationery knife.
- Hacksaw for metal.
Procedure in the absence of a miter box
How to cut off a fillet corner if you have a special tool. a miter box? And is it possible?
Maybe. To do this, you need to go one of the two options below:
- Make markings on the wall;
- Draw a miter box.
:. The algorithm of actions is as follows:
- The ceiling plinth must be attached to the place of gluing and the necessary measurements must be made.
- After the fillet, you need to put the top on the bottom of the tray with a miter box. In this case, the lower part of the plinth must be pressed against the wall of the tool.
- Next, you need to cut the skirting board at an angle of 45 ° using a saw or knife. When cutting, it is important NOT to overdo it with pressing force, as chips may remain on the plinth.
- You also need to cut off the butt plinth, at the same angle.
- At the end, you need to dock adjacent fillets in the place of gluing, while adjusting the cut line with a knife.
For those who are doing this procedure for the first time, experts recommend practicing trimming skirting boards.
If the miter box is NOT
If your walls are NOT perfect, or there was NO miter box in your house, it is better to use other methods, without using a special device.
How to cut the inner corner of a baseboard. how to cut a baseboard ceiling inner corner
Trimming outside corners
Before gluing baguettes in the corners without a miter box, you need to properly cut the corners:
- Attach the ceiling fillet as if it were standing; here is the corner point.
- Attach a fillet to the left of it, draw a line along the ceiling until the mowing lines do NOT intersect with each other.
- Mark the fillets where the mowing lines intersect and also where the corner point of the room is.
- Connect the marks with a line to the fillet, walk over them with a sharp knife.
- Check Corner joint, cut if necessary.
- Glue the fillet in place.
How to cut the inner corner of the fillet?
- We make the right measurements.
- We install the plinth plinth in the miter box so that this position exactly coincides with the placement on the ceiling.
- The plinth should be firmly pressed against the opposite wall of the miter box. Hold and press with your free hand.
- We put a hacksaw at an angle of 45 ° in a special hole and cut off the part.
- The adjacent part must be cut in the same way, only in a mirror image, as shown in the photo.
- Measure the length of the plinth from the nearest wall to the outer corner, leave the fishing line on the wrong side with a pencil, indicating the desired length. It should be noted that the edge (its upper part) should extend slightly outward.
- The plinth is moved to the miter box and cut off.
- The adjacent strip also needs to be measured with a margin and cut off in a mirror image to the first part.
Trying on a ceiling plinth: the joining of the parts should be perfectly even. If the result is not achieved and there are irregularities at the joint, you can trim the edges with an ordinary knife to a perfect joint.
Checking the smooth docking
All the nuances are well described:
The first way is with a miter box
The miter box usually looks like a tray with vertical holes for a hacksaw. It can be made of wood, metal or plastic. This tool is the oldest and simplest carpenter’s tool for cutting wood pieces at 90 ° and 45 °. There are types of such a device for professional work, with a swivel mechanism, in which the cutting tool can be rotated and fixed in any position.
How to cut a ceiling plinth correctly
Ceiling corners are divided into internal and external, the method of joining them is slightly different.
How to cut the corner of a ceiling plinth straight
A beautiful and neat edging of the ceiling hides the joints of the border with coverings and is an additional element of the room’s decor. But in order for the ceiling plinth to look really beautiful, you need to be able to qualitatively join its corner joints.
How to cut the corners of the ceiling plinth evenly can be found in our article.
Related article: how to properly glue the ceiling plinth with glue and putty.
Method two. no additional tools
For the inner corner, you can use the simplest way of perfect joining. by marking on the ceiling. Another example of how to cut a corner nice and even.
- Apply a fillet to the ceiling, tightly presses its even edge into a corner.
- Draw a line along the long side of the plinth on the ceiling.
- The same action is done with the adjacent part on the other side.
- Mark the point of intersection of lines.
In total, you get an even angle of 45 ° if you draw the line from the point of intersection to the edge of the part. Note that the above method of marking works only at perfectly flat corners.
With a good eye and accuracy of hand action, you can use a homemade template that resembles an imitation of a miter box. To do this, take a thin board or thick plywood and draw a layout in the form of a horizontal rectangle. Using a protractor, mark 45 ° on the right and left sides of the rectangle. Mowing line lines connecting opposite edges. You can now cut the ceiling plinth using this layout. The actions are simple and similar to the description above in the first option. Only the ceiling parts should NOT be inserted, but put on the drawing and combine the hacksaw with the layout of the layout.
Special accessories for docking
In this case, joining the ceiling plinth in the corners is complicated by the fact that the finished internal elements will protrude from the wall by several millimeters. It’s ugly and ruins the whole look. What can be done?
There are some simple solutions:
- Heat the skirting boards made of polystyrene and plastic with a hairdryer until they soften, then give them the required shape by expanding their “shoulders”;
- Gypsum models cannot be corrected, therefore, the side elements are adjusted from the cut at a given angle, and the material is slightly shrunk on the back side so that the fitted joint looks good.
General guidelines for forming corners
In the presence of embossed or printed patterns, care must be taken to align the image symmetrically. In this case, you will get a harmonious transition from one area to the second.
How to fit the ceiling plinth correctly if it has a complex relief or printed ornament? When making a cut, be sure to consider the features of the relief and print. Use a mirror to find the area that gives the most beautiful alignment of the pattern. To do this, place the mirror on the bar at the desired angle and move it along the plinth to the right and left until you are satisfied with the result.
Remember that in straight sections, joints are usually NOT particularly difficult, so start from the corner. In this case, the installation will look neat and professional.
How to connect the ceiling plinth in the corners so that it looks beautiful? This can be done in two ways:
- With the help of a template or miter box, dust the fillet;
- Use factory cast elements.
Corners for skirting boards are usually sold with fillets. You can choose any number of straight and corner elements for your project. At the same time, keep in mind that when you are dealing with angles greater or less than 90 degrees, the factory elements will have to be slightly modified and adjusted to fit.
How to join the ceiling plinth in the inner corners with a simple relief? To do this, prepare a suitable tool.
To cut the foam profile, you can use a metal hacksaw or hot nichrome wire. The good thing about hot fitting is that the wire thread makes a cut quickly, almost instantly, leaving no burrs or roughness.
For laminate, plastic, as well as gypsum, a metal sheet is suitable. Fine teeth to avoid unnecessary chips on the skirting board.
How did you cut the profile at the inner corner correctly? These angles have one peculiarity. They are formed by elements in which the bottom edge is longer than the top. That is, when you attach them to the ceiling, the lower one will press against the walls, and the upper one will recede inward. It turns out that the upper perimeter of the plinth will be less than the lower.
The corners for the skirting board make the task much easier. They already have the required shape, so it is enough to dock them in a straight section with fillets. For plastic models of corners, an overlap joint is used, while for other materials, the technology allows you to make a joint with latches.
Instruction for trimming without miter box. Acute
How to make the angle of the ceiling plinth less than 90 degrees? You can adjust the corners in plastic models in the same way as described above. That is, using saws and heating. It must be borne in mind that the stiffeners interfere with the bending of the part during heating. Therefore, they need to be trimmed as needed. For the external pairing, it is enough just to make an incision, and for the internal one you will need to remove part of the partitions so that they DO NOT interfere with the correct displacement of the “shoulders” of the corner.
Instructions for using the miter box. Rounded
How to join the corners of the ceiling plinth when forming curved shapes? To design rounded corners, you need to split the arc into several sections. Their number depends on the bending radius and arc length. Cut the required number of short fillet pieces and combine them into one structure using the connecting elements supplied in the kit. Or just cut them at the desired angle if you have a foam or gypsum profile rather than a plastic one.
It is quite possible that the plastic just does not want to connect with each other. We’ll have to cut the stiffeners a little behind.
Bay windows are often difficult to install. In them, the walls are joined at obtuse or sharp angles, for which suitable ready-made elements may NOT be found. Such, from the point of view of European renovators, the wrong site can cause a lot of trouble and ruin the whole work. So, how to make external corners for ceiling plinths in this case?